With a gruesome storm only a few hours away, Iowa Interstate QJ #6988 (The Iowa Bolt) slowly accelerates past the small town of Sparland on its second excursion of the day. The train would pull th... (more)
IAIS 718 passes through Sparland Illinois giving friendly horn as it passes the photo lines.
IAIS 6988 is seen passing through Sparland on its way back towards Chillicothe, IL.
IAIS 718 pulls its excursion train back to Chillicothe, IL with 6988 in tow before a long line of storms rolls through.
IAIS 715 brings up the rear of an excursion train in Sparland.
Iowa Interstate 516 North rolls through Sparland, Illinois during a fantastic April Fools Day Chase, brought to this photographer and others by Erik Rasmussen, secretary treasurer of the Quad City... (more)
IAIS SD38-2 151 leads a excursion train south just south of Sparland, heading for Chillicothe.
IAIS SD38-2 151 leads a excursion train south through Sparland, heading for Chillicothe.
On Saturday, September 13th, 2014, the Iowa Interstate Railroad made four round trips between Henry, IL and Chillicothe, IL running a special 8-car passenger excursion for the families, railfans a... (more)
The passenger excursion passes through Sparland.
With an SD38-2 on each end, the eight car excursion is headed back north to Henry.
The Iowa Interstate hugs the Illinois River for much of its route to Peoria, but you would never know it with all the overgrowth between the tracks and the river.
A quartet of IAIS's handsome GP's hustle a coal train north of Sparland.
IAIS 708 with S3L air horn screaming cruises through Sparland with coal empties for Peoria.